Liza Minnelli by Time Inc.
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Miami Beach, Florida. February 28, 1972.

When you are Judy Garland’s daughter, you don’t grow up as other children do. Liza Minnelli, the only child of Judy’s marriage to Director Vincente Minnelli, was born into a bizarre fairy tale in which she was destined to be both the princess and the scullery maid. Her life had a careening plot line with glittering characters and fantastic reversals of fortune. At one moment she was a pampered Hollywood brat; at another she was holding together a disintegrating ménage, playing nurse to Judy and Judy’s sliding career, hiring servants they could no longer afford.

Today, a few weeks shy of 26, Liza has evolved in her own right into a new Miss Show Biz, a dazzlingly assured and completely rounded performer. The Justice Department should investigate her. She is a mini-conglomerate, an entertainment monopoly. In the new movie musical Cabaret, the full range of Liza’s singing, dancing and acting talents dominates and steals a rambling and disorganized show.

This story is part of the TIME Classic Coverage Collection from Time Inc. This is a reproduction of a story that appeared in the February 28, 1972 issue of TIME magazine.

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Published June 22, 2016 by Time Inc.. 24 pages
Genres: Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction. Fiction